Mankato Area Foundation grants record $2.4M for the year

Mankato Free Press (December 3, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation continues to grow its philanthropic presence, disbursing $2.4 million to local groups this year. “It was an unprecedented, record-breaking year,” said Nancy Zallek, president and CEO. “But it’s not an anomaly. There’s a special sauce in Mankato. The amount

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Mustache Bash Ends Men’s Health Month

KEYC (November 30, 2022) — Since 2017, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund has engaged the community in bringing awareness of men’s health, especially cancer prevention and support for patients and their families. “Being able to support individuals who are going through the cancer journey,” wife of Jonathan Zierdt Ginger Zierdt

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Building community: Foundation, city offer funds for neighborhood gatherings

Mankato Free Press (November 7, 2022) — Anyone who’d like up to $500 to lease a bounce house for the kids to jump around in, or order some tasty catered sandwiches and salads, or rent one of those inflatable outdoor movie screens, the city of Mankato will soon have a

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Young area musicians can compete for $5,000 in prize money

Mankato Free Press (November 1, 2022) —Area high schoolers will be able to compete for $5,000 in prize money — as well as win an opportunity to perform with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra — during two new competitions on Feb. 25 in St. Peter. Thanks to a gift from the

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Foundation, partners launch large inclusivity survey

Mankato Free Press (September 22, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation announced Thursday that MAF and 11 of their public, private and nonprofit sector partners are “launching one of the largest community-led, mixed-method inclusivity studies in America.” Intercultural Competence Edge, Inc., a national firm, will be conducting The Greater Mankato

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Launch of Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study with 11 Local Partners

MANKATO, MN (September 28, 2022) — Mankato Area Foundation (MAF), along with 11 partners from our public, private and nonprofit sectors, is proud to announce they are launching one of the largest community-led, mixed-method inclusivity studies in America.   The Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study (GMIS) will gauge the current status of inclusivity for students, individuals who

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Consultancy program works with nonprofits through COVID-19 challenges

Mankato Free Press (July 24, 2022) — As Mankato nonprofits worked to find stable footing going into year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, a consultant program launched to lend them a hand. The consultant in residency program sprang up in late 2021 out of the Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato

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Sculpture installations, celebration slated Saturday

Mankato Free Press (May 19, 2022) — The 2022 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour’s 31 selections will be installed early Saturday at outdoor sites in downtown Mankato and North Mankato. CityArt organizers plan public activities to celebrate installation day.  View full article on Mankato Free Press website

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Mankato Area Foundation Grants Total $2.025M

MANKATO, MN (October 19, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is thrilled to announce the distribution of 601 grants totaling a record $2.025M in the fiscal year 2020-21. Nonprofit organizations throughout our region and beyond were impacted by grants in the following areas: 5% – Animals & Nature 7%

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Mankato Area Foundation Awards $171,750 in Scholarships

MANKATO, MN (August 10, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded $171,750 in scholarships to over 60 students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The awards were distributed from various funds managed by MAF and ranged in amounts from $500 to $5000.

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